Many cosmetic dentists today find that more patients are requesting teeth whitening services to help boost their self-esteem. Perhaps our world has become too focused on celebrities, or social media and the ever-present need to be photo-ready, have increased patients’ awareness about the importance of having a whiter smile. When patients become overly self-conscious about their smile, they might feel uncomfortable in social situations and may begin to withdraw from interactions.
The first step to building confidence often involves taking some kind of action. In the case of self-consciousness about a smile, that action might be a decision to ask a dental provider about teeth whitening. WebMD reports that there are many benefits to having a great smile. Their website states that, over the long term, smiling can benefit your patients’ health, perception at work, social life, and may even help to improve their romantic status.
Dental practices that offer tooth whitening services can help patients take steps toward achieving many personal goals. To support these dentists, Life-Like Cosmetic Solutions offers both professional whitening kits for in-office use and whitening kits for at-home use. When utilized by the dentist or by the patient under the dentist’s supervision, our dental products can help dental patients achieve noticeable whitening in their smile and an increase in their self-esteem.
Since 1990, Life-Like Cosmetic Solutions has been helping dental practices grow by enabling them to offer implement safe, easy-to-use, and effective dental whitening techniques. According to Dr. Matthew Yarnis, of Plum Point Dental, “Patients love the fast, safe results. It’s the only bleaching product we use. We have peace of mind knowing we will have a happy, satisfied patient with the Life-Like system.” Here are the top three reasons patients have for loving Life-Like teeth whitening:
- Teeth Whitening While Showering: Life-Like understands that dental patients lead busy lives. They may not be willing to use teeth bleaching kits that are messy or inconvenient. That’s why we designed our at-home teeth whitener to be quick and convenient. We offer carbamide peroxide concentrations of 10%, 15%, 20%, and 30%. As the percentage increases, the bleaching process time for patients with normal staining decreases. Treatments last about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the concentration and level of staining – just about the length of a good morning shower. After the shower is over patients will feel refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready to face the day, knowing that their teeth are already whiter.
- Low Sensitivity: One benefit of a custom-fitted tray is that the bleaching agent only rests on the teeth, without affecting the gum tissue. Given no other underlying tooth or gum problems, most dentists find that patients have very few sensitivity reactions to Life-Like’s teeth bleaching process. Even with the 30% carbamide peroxide concentration, patients experience the same rate of sensitivity as is found with the lesser concentrations, generally about 5% of the patients. If the patient does experience any sensitivity, treatment should be discontinued for 24 to 48 hours, and then resumed with half the original application time. We recommend that dentists have the patient come back to the office half-way through the treatment protocol to ask about sensitivity issues, check on progress and answer any questions. For cases of increased sensitivity, Life-Like offers our #9 Enhancer (Tri-Ethanol-Amine – TEA), for use with in-office material and at-home in special cases. Simply adding a few drops in the tray on top of the bleaching material serves to raise its pH and reduces sensitivity.
- Getting a Beautiful White Smile Is Easy: With Life-Like teeth whitener dental products, getting a beautiful white smile is fast and easy. The dentist first checks the patient’s teeth and gums to be sure that the patient is in good dental health. The dentist may choose to begin the process with a short in-office bleaching session. For at-home bleaching, the dentist takes an impression of the patient’s teeth to provide a custom-fit plastic tray which will hold the bleaching gel next to the teeth. At home the patient then extrudes a small amount of Life-Like gel into each tooth indentation in the mouth tray; generally about ¼ cc of material is sufficient to load the tray. The tray is placed in the mouth, and worn for the time prescribed by the dentist. The tray is rinsed out after use in preparation for the next treatment. The entire process takes about 14 to 28 days, depending on the level of staining and carbamide peroxide concentration. Patients should be advised to refrain from eating, drinking or smoking for 30 minutes after using the gel. It is also advisable to avoid citrus to minimize possible discomfort. Whitening results from Life-Like products can last a long time. Non-smokers who don’t drink coffee or tea often see little or no change over five years. Each patient’s long-term results depend on their habits and the specific foods they eat. A yearly examination will determine if any “touch-up” treatments are required.
Help Build Patient Self-Esteem With Life-Like’s Teeth Whitener Kits
Life-Like, the original teeth whitening system, is committed to providing dental supplies that help patients look and feel their best. Patients who look good have higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, and are more likely to recommend their cosmetic dentist to their friends. Contact us today and find out why so many patients love Life-Like Cosmetic Solutions!
About Life-Like: Life-Like Cosmetic Solutions provides teeth bleaching kits for at-home use and teeth bleaching products for in-office use by dentists. The complete line of Life-Like dental products and dental supplies is designed to help patients achieve their teeth whitening goals. Cosmetic dentists can purchase professional whitening kits from the Life-Like website or a wholesaler. Visit the website at http://life-like.com to find complete patient instructions for using Life-Like’s tooth whitening kits. “Like” the Facebook page to receive regular tips and insider information on Life-Like’s dental whitening products. Call 800-543-3545 for more information about boosting patient self-esteem with teeth whitener kits.